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Andy Cobb: ‘Where’s your God now, Rick Perry?’

The political satirist who led the charge against Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s bizarre “Strong” advertisement is back, and seemingly delighted that Iowans basically wanted nothing to do with the guy. This time, instead of mocking Perry’s bizarre claim that President Barack Obama is waging a “war on religion,” Cobb went…

12 panda cubs try out life on their own in China

The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China bred 21 pandas in 2011, bringing the total number of the endangered animals in captivity to 333. Recently, 12 of the panda cubs from the program left their mothers for the first time to live as a group at the…

Santorum: I never said ‘black people’ shouldn’t get welfare

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is denying that he ever said he didn’t want to give welfare to “black people.” In fact, he says he doesn’t even use the term “black.” Earlier this week, the former Pennsylvania senator was caught on video telling a crowd in Iowa that he didn’t…

Colbert skewers cable news coverage of Iowa caucuses

On last night’s Colbert Report, Stephen congratulated his colleagues in cable news for their coverage of the 2012 Iowa caucus results. He saluted the Fox News team’s willingness to soldier on in spite of the loss of all “basic mental functions” like speech and the ability to operate a calculator.…

Jon Stewart: Santorum is the guy Romney is pretending to be

Last night’s last night’s The Daily Show featured a two-part recap of the results of the Iowa caucuses. It explored the anachronistic thrill of watching people stuff handwritten ballots into boxes, weighed the value of winning the presidency versus the pleasure of little dogs in sunglasses, and then arrived at…

Dan Savage: Santorum has an ‘anti-straight agenda too’

Gay activist and sex columnist Dan Savage noted on Countdown with Keith Olbermann that Republican candidate Rick Santorum has said that states have the right to ban birth control. “An overwhelming amount of Americans, including Catholic Americans, use birth control,” he said Wednesday. “One of the constant things I’m reminding…

New York City calls on Congress to overturn Citizens United ruling

John Bonifaz, the co-founder and director of Free Speech For People, said a New York City Council resolution calling for legislation to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling was a “great victory for democracy.” New York City Council voted Wednesday to call on Congress to pass a constitutional…

Ron Paul denies knowing of tweet mocking Huntsman

Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) said he was not aware that the official Twitter account of his 2012 campaign sent out a sarcastic message that mocked his rival Jon Huntsman on Tuesday night. “@JonHuntsan we found your one Iowa voter, he’s in Linn precinct 5 you might want to call…

Gingrich: Founding fathers would have ‘violent’ reaction to pot growers

Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that the founders of the United States would have dealt violently with marijuana growers, despite the fact that they grew the plant for commercial purposes themselves. He said at an town hall event in New Hampshire that decriminalizing drugs like marijuana would increase the rate of…

Teen mom kills intruder after 911 tells her to ‘do what you have to’

An 18-year-old Oklahoma mother shot and killed an intruder on New Year’s Eve after a 911 dispatcher told her to “do what you have to do to protect your baby.” Sarah McKinley told ABC News that she was home alone with her 3-month-old baby when two men tried to break…

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